Saturday, May 24, 2008

Didn't think I'd have much luck today...



..what with it being a holiday week-end and all.

But I did!

I went to two Estate sales and did, I think, really well. Nothing spectacular (like 100 year old letters and deeds! ahem...) but fun stuff I can use in my art room.

This little lady reminds me of the pictures of Betty Grable I've seen...she's obviously had some work done on her knees, but for my reasons (just because I liked her - not for re-sale value) I thought she was adorable!









She almost looks like Tinkerbelle...

Then I found this little ballerina - on the bottom of the piece it reads "Occupied Japan" - I just love the little details - even a teensy rose on her skirt!


The next photos are just a mish-mash of things I bought - old books - some with the prettiest covers... Some just because they matched my newly painted desk!



Just look at those covers! Aren't they pretty??


And who says you can't judge a book by it's cover? Well, I did and guess what? The insides are pretty too!


Oh, then there was the box of lace and trimmings - wooden spools and an old dress label when Ginger Rogers was associated with JC Penney's (?)...Huh...I had no idea...


Well, that's what I did today - oh, I almost forgot - I made the breakfast bars from Karin and they were Y.U.M.-OOOOOOOOO!

Have a sunny & bright Sunday and take care, OK?

-me

8 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Colleen! You did so good!!!! I love those little ladies that you found.....don't you just love it when you find good things?? Enjoy your new treasures sweetie ~ xxoo, Dawn

Laurie & Chris said...

Oh boy! You did get alot of neat stuff. I have never thought to look at old books. HMM.... I will have to keep an look out for them now.Have a great day!

Jan said...

What fun finds! You had some great luck. I love the "Ginger Rogers" figurine!

Jan

COLLS GARDEN said...

Nope, not Tinkerbelle, I think she looks like a young Debbie Reynolds (am I giving away my age here). What I wouldn't give for those knees.
Hugs, Coll :-}

white o'morn.cottage said...

Tinkerbelle and the little ballerina...to die for! they are so cute. Don't you get a great buzz when you see something like this? Cool..Keep hunting showing and telling...I love your finds - it's like thrifting vicariously! cheers...Pam

Kentucky Bound said...

Great junque! What a wonderful beginning to your holiday weekend!

Blessings!
Liz

Pen Pen said...

Great finds! I love your little prissy girls too! Love the mouse embroidery... he almost looks wicked. Your old sewing treasures are the best!

the old schoolhouse said...

I just love all your treasure,the dolls are wonderful.and the lace is sooooo pretty,cant wait till my next trawl around the shops ye ha im off tommrow bye for now Angie xx